Apart from breaking Sachin’s record, Kohli also matched South African cricketer Herschelle Gibbs’ record of notching 15 centuries in 109 matches. Moreover, West Indies cricketer Brian Lara had hit 10 centuries in equal number of matches. The momentum at which Kohli is notching centuries, he is tipped to get close to Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries in coming times. In fact, even experts are predicting that he will surpass Sachin’s other big records soon.

Virat Kohli played a whirlwind innings of 115 runs against Zimbabwe off just 108 deliveries on Wednesday with the help of 13 boundaries and one over-boundary. Kohli’s innings played a major role in shaping up India’s six-wicket victory over the hosts in Harare. An elated Kohli said during presentation ceremony that it’s always nice to kick off the tour on a winning note.

Kohli also credited his young bunch of bowlers for restricting Zimbabwe to a modest total. Apart from that, playing for the first time in India colours, Ambati Rayudu made an impact by scoring an unbeaten half century and stitching a crucial partnership with his captain.


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